Icy roads, high winds cause headaches for drivers throughout the area
If you took a walk or drive in the greater Milwaukee area Saturday, chances are you were probably slipping and sliding.
Authorities in multiple departments, including Waukesha and Milwaukee police, responded to fender benders and other incidents caused by ice and slippery conditions.
The slick roadways even caused a salt truck to crash and flip over near Mill Road and 114th. Public Works said the driver had to be taken to the hospital, and it's serving as a warning for other drivers.
"I woke up to a sheet of ice on my driveway," said Stephen Byrne from Waukesha. "I do recommend going slow and taking your time and if you don't have to travel not to."
Mitchell international airport also reported a handful of cancellations this afternoon.
It's been a while since Wisconsin drivers have seen these conditions.
"I think we haven't had any snow since like the second week in November," Byrne said.
And it's not just ice that is impacting people in the area but also heavy winds. The Coast Guard is reminding communities up and down Lake Michigan to be aware of dangerous weather conditions. The agency is calling it a perfect storm: freezing temps, strong currents and high winds.